Plus: Lil Tjay and Wale debut in high 10.
Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as AI YoungBoy 2 debuts atop the checklist.
The set, which was launched on Oct. 11 through Never Broke Again/Atlantic Records, begins with 110,000 equal album items earned within the U.S. within the week ending Oct. 17, in keeping with Nielsen Music. Of that sum, simply 3,000 had been in album gross sales, whereas the remainder was overwhelmingly powered by streaming exercise.
Elsewhere within the high 10, rappers Lil Tjay and Wale additionally arrive, as the previous’s True 2 Myself begins at No. 5, whereas the latter’s Wow… That’s Crazy launches at No. 7.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Oct. 26-dated chart, the place AI YoungBoy 2 bows at No. 1, shall be posted in full on Billboard‘s web sites on Oct. 22.
The new 18-track album begins with 110,000 equal album items earned, and of that determine, solely 3,000 had been from album gross sales. 1,000 had been in TEA items, whereas 106,000 had been in SEA items. The latter determine equates to 144.7 million on-demand audio streams earned for the album’s tracks in its first week.
AI YoungBoy 2 is the 12th chart entry on the Billboard 200 for the Baton Rouge, La. artist, who has visited the highest 10 as soon as earlier than, with 2018’s Until Death Call My Name (No. 7, May 12, 2018). In 2018 alone, eight YoungBoy initiatives bowed on the chart. The new album is the sequel to 2017’s AI YoungBoy, which debuted and peaked at No. 24 (Aug. 26, 2017).
AI YoungBoy 2 is the 20-year-old rapper’s first album after being launched from jail in August. (The rapper turned 20 at present, Oct. 20.) The set was preceded by the music “Self Control,” which reached the highest 30 of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
At No. 2, Post Malone’s former No. 1 Hollywood’s Bleeding climbs one rung with 99,000 equal album items (although down 8%). Summer Walker’s Over It slips 2-Three in its second week with 78,000 items (down 42%) and DaBaby’s former chief Kirk is regular at No. four with 55,000 items (down 26%).
Lil Tjay’s debut album True 2 Myself bows at No. 5 with 45,000 equal album items earned (1,000 in album gross sales). The 17-track mission options the highest 30-charting Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs hit “F.N.” The 18-year-old first made waves on Billboard’s charts due to his featured flip on Polo G’s “Pop Out” earlier this yr. The monitor reached No. 7 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (June 22).
Taylor Swift’s former No. 1 Lover falls one slot to No. 6 in its eighth week on the chart, with 44,000 equal album items earned (down 13%).
Wale’s sixth studio album, Wow… That’s Crazy, launches at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 equal album items (5,000 in album gross sales). Wow marks Wale’s fourth high 10 effort, following The Album About Nothing (No. 1 in 2015), The Gifted (No. 1, 2013) and Ambition (No. 2, 2011).
Rounding out the brand new high 10 are a trio of former No. 1s: Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We All Go? (7-Eight with 34,000 equal album items; down 10%), Chris Brown’s Indigo (6-9 with 33,000 items; down 16%) and Young Thug’s So Much Fun (holding at No. 10 with practically 33,000 items; down 8%).